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[forums]Re: No SBDs?!
Posted by William Tell on Jul 10, 2014 11:46am into GratefulDead
Question: when Phil passes the "> 50% replacement parts" mark, will he no longer be able to pursue copyright infringement since he no longer represents the majority rights holder of said, Phil? Just wondering...going that route myself. They've taken out enough "stuff" that you can rightly question what's left of the original William Tell, ahem... ;)...

[forums]Re: the one band
Posted by William Tell on Jul 2, 2014 6:19am into GratefulDead
Hey! I'd go to that... Maybe CREAM could open for them? ;) ...

[forums]Re: Homer is the beginning of Western Culture
Posted by William Tell on Jun 23, 2014 8:11am into GratefulDead
Ha--yeah, that's a good one......

[forums]Re: Homer is the beginning of Western Culture
Posted by William Tell on Jun 23, 2014 7:09am into GratefulDead
Boy, I just get too cranky these days...sheesh. ;) This post was modified by William Tell on 2014-06-23 14:09:35...

[forums]Re: Homer is the beginning of Western Culture
Posted by c-freedom on Jun 22, 2014 6:49am into GratefulDead
Hey William Tell; Israel goes back further then ancient Greece. I don't think the two of us will get anywhere on the topic of 'religion' and science. Tell-I respect your love for the Scientific tradition. My Grandfather always stressed the importance of paradigms leading to new knowledge for humanity. But do you believe there is evil in the world? I liked Jerry's take on the Hell's Angels that I posted, that to me is the reasoning behind the lyrics for Friend of the Devil. "Set out running but ......

[forums]Re: Homer is the beginning of Western Culture
Posted by William Tell on Jun 22, 2014 5:37am into GratefulDead
That's why it's so significant that Odysseus rejects what religion has to offer, and proclaims a desire to live a mortal life, one that has so much more significance than silly aspirations to immortality, and sets out the basis of existential angst 3k yrs ago...Where's Rob the Wordsmith when we need him? ;) Anyhoo, the Greeks are the foundation, dude; religion has only been wrapped up w the West the past 1k yrs or so, and only as a side dish....

[forums]Re: A Sunday Song: Friend of the Devil
Posted by Monte B Cowboy on Jun 21, 2014 8:16pm into GratefulDead
Thomas Paine would have said, "Iraq war hawks are delusional. What about the deep amnesia on your part?" U.S.-bombing / invading Iraq 1.0 http://www.prwatch.org/books/tsigfy10.html "In fact, the most emotionally moving testimony on October 10, 1990 came from a 15-year-old Kuwaiti girl, known only by her first name of Nayirah. According to the Caucus, Nayirah's full name was being kept confidential to prevent Iraqi reprisals against her family in occupied Kuwait......

[forums]Re: Great News for the Mando Family and many thanks to you all
Posted by William Tell on Jun 17, 2014 7:58pm into GratefulDead
Good to know...all the best to both of you....

[forums]Re: 1969-12-12 Lovelight
Posted by William Tell on Jun 15, 2014 12:03pm into GratefulDead
Oh yeah; I almost "abbreviated your handle" (ahem...SDH will like this one) like I do for everyone...cept yours is "ED". ;) Good to see an old regular....

[forums]Re: 1969-12-12 Lovelight
Posted by William Tell on Jun 15, 2014 5:46am into GratefulDead
Holy Smokes, Elkdog, how'd you remember your password? It's been a while......

[forums]Re: the need for schitck
Posted by William Tell on Jun 13, 2014 3:06pm into GratefulDead
Ha--yeah, believe it or not, but I was absolutely dying to get my hands on a cowboy shirt...something that NO one would've worn at my HS in the E Bay Area in the early 70s. Imagine my delight when I dropped by the local Goodwill to find that they were literally over stocked w the damn things. I was always shooting for the S&R b&w photo fashion statement, ya know? Levis + ANY cowboy shirt and you were good to go......

[forums]Re: the need for schitck
Posted by William Tell on Jun 13, 2014 12:20pm into GratefulDead
Precisely the point Rose and I drone on about endlessly; it was the "real" counter culture...it was the definitive "anti-rip-off" shtick (hmm, sp ck took out the "c")...right? Those other folks were veering off into being "entertainers" and we were listening to music, and it seemed it HAD to be different or else, well, it wasn't cool. At least during the 70s...residual 60s....

[forums]Re: who needs visuals?
Posted by William Tell on Jun 12, 2014 11:57am into GratefulDead
Yeah, true...but ya know, when I see an old Jorma K, or Leo K, or St Winwood/EricC, and even decrepit GBaker barely able to get on the drum kit, I still see a sense of real joy in being there (PHil these days too, right? Folks say that...). At times that was hard to "see" w Jerry (by 82 he could seem really zonked on stage), and that was more imprt (to me) than "hey, why doesn't he jump like Sting or Pete T or whoever"...and yea, I never thought--at the time--that the breaks were esp long......

[forums]Re: who needs visuals?
Posted by William Tell on Jun 12, 2014 9:59am into GratefulDead
I am with Rose; while going to shows, 74-82, it WAS a point of pride that our boys/gal didn't do anything silly on stage. Watching the Woodstock film or Mont Pop Fest, other than Jimi and the Who, NO one of real accomplishment did much of anything on stage...but play and sing. Nonetheless, I came to think of it as a bit TOO sedate over the yrs, and when looking back, I see that during Feedback, the boys could end up being quite energetic as they position themselves near speakers/amps, and tha......

[forums]Re: Need some recommendations please
Posted by William Tell on Jun 5, 2014 11:18am into GratefulDead
Hey j--good to see ya, and grt to hear of the changes leading to a positive outcome...as it sometimes can. Cool. Got nothin on ur request, but--don't neglect 68. ;) U might even consider 67 cream as I know ur a huge fan. ;) !!...

[forums]Re: Whistle to start Truckin'
Posted by William Tell on May 31, 2014 6:51pm into GratefulDead
Hey Arb; hope all is well with you (and CPW)...an even dude, as Jerry would say. I always enjoyed CPW--great fun around here. Thanks again, BD; that was a fun read....

[forums]Re: Whistle to start Truckin'
Posted by William Tell on May 31, 2014 6:03am into GratefulDead
Boy, that's a read...yeah, that's a post alright......

[forums]Re: The 1984 Project is finished........
Posted by William Tell on May 28, 2014 5:47pm into GratefulDead
Though I won't be taking advantage of your efforts, R, I do applaud the work ethic, and can only hope you have the notion to consider 68 sometime down the line. ;) Hope Mrs MJ is hanging in there....

[forums]Re: 69 pictures
Posted by William Tell on May 28, 2014 12:49pm into GratefulDead
Well, you never know...maybe your attachment has a virus? Ahem. Clicking can be dangerous... :)...

[forums]Re: God-like Phil Solos ab't 4 min into New Potato Caboose
Posted by William Tell on May 27, 2014 9:38pm into GratefulDead
We've discussed this a number of times, and this should mention some of my favs: https://archive.org/post/323644/new-potato-caboose Jack Bruce, my friend; Jack Bruce could do these sorts of things... :) And, just as he was great, so too w Phil...meaning, I agree about the importance of the bass players in both bands....

[forums]Re: Glass Houses
Posted by William Tell on May 27, 2014 6:06am into GratefulDead
I have to say, I had NO idea what was up; my thought was "WTF? Jerlouvis IS Kochman?" ;) It's an interesting development that the interaction was both so limited, and so mild (just one dramatic post if you will)...in a way, the place has matured quite a bit, but as well, just filled w some less obsessively attentive types (me, primarily, eh?)....

[forums]Re: Beware of Mr. Baker
Posted by William Tell on May 25, 2014 5:50am into GratefulDead
Yeah, I saw him a few months back as well...much better (his health) the night I saw him, but your description is largely on target. Poor old guy....yes, though, he can still play....

[forums]Re: Beware of Mr. Baker
Posted by William Tell on May 22, 2014 7:19pm into GratefulDead
Yup; a good one...I love how they interview so MANY rock stars and they all agree: he had timing. Seriously, all the time I've been "on" about CREAM round here, I think most everyone, having watched this, would agree that the adoration borders on that rec'd by Jimi...I think that's a fair assessment; you are hard pressed to find such consistent critical acclaim. I loved Stew Copeland: rhythm used to be "...tink..da tink..disssh; tink..da tink..disssh" and then Baker came along and it was "......

[forums]Re: (non-Dead) day late and a dollar short?
Posted by William Tell on May 21, 2014 12:11pm into GratefulDead
HOLY CRAP: "Stairway's stature—financially, culturally, and musically—is towering. By 2008, when Conde Nast Portfolio magazine published an estimate that included royalties and record sales, the song had earned at least $562 million." That is unreal. Please discuss...if it is this much for this tune, doesn't it mean any number of tunes, say, Hey Jude, or Satisfaction, have generated ten million? More, less, you get the idea...this is UNREAL. Did I say this is surreal?...

[forums]Re: A shrink's eye view of the Dead
Posted by William Tell on May 17, 2014 10:13am into GratefulDead
I won't bother to read the damn thing after reading you three have to say about it, but I did witness a life saved at a show once...been told here long ago, but: upperdeck, opposite stage at Winterland (I guess only one or two folks here know what I mean by experience?), in seats. Kid freaking out in behind us, making noise, running up and down toward balcony, which is a drop of 40 ft onto peeps below dancing and what not...Mrs Tell and I watch, transfixed as he runs past, far too fast to stop......

[forums]Re: A Cream question (non-Dead)
Posted by William Tell on May 15, 2014 3:46pm into GratefulDead
DH--no doubt you think this because Jimi did play it regularly during 68 & 69 (fr wiki): "Jimi Hendrix performed an instrumental version of "Sunshine of Your Love" as a setlist staple throughout his 1968 and 1969 concerts, employing wailing guitar riffs in place of the lyrics and ending the song by dramatically slowing the tempo to a grinding halt, as well as including leitmotifs from other Cream songs such as "Outside Woman Blues"......

[forums]Re: I'll Take A Melody JGB 2-28-80
Posted by William Tell on May 14, 2014 5:37am into GratefulDead
Yes, that was an excellent piece...thanks, BD; and yes, AR, those $$ aspects are interesting. My old man made $20k in 77, and seemed to be doing fine...I never thought we were poor, in any event. I knew lots of folks w mortgages of < $ 500 per month in the late 70s; I am surprised his was so high unless that was a nice house on property in Novato......

[forums]Re: So, How Many Songs Mention Mothers? (Not Non-Dead)
Posted by William Tell on May 12, 2014 7:01am into GratefulDead
Well, it's also the case we could debate the reference as being toward one's "old lady", ahem, rather than the gal that gave birth...I suppose that might apply to more songs than Don't Ease Me In......

[forums]Re: So, How Many Songs Mention Mothers?
Posted by William Tell on May 11, 2014 4:24pm into GratefulDead
How about "Sweet Mama"? From DEMI......

[forums]Any more requests?
Posted by John Quigley on May 7, 2014 1:10pm into classic_tv
Done 10 episodes of Sir Lancelot, a full series of The Larkins and lots of William Tell. Anything else people want? I think I can get Emergency-Ward 10 but I'm happy to try and source other things!...

[forums]Re: 50th Anniversary Box Set ideas
Posted by William Tell on May 6, 2014 7:25am into GratefulDead
Didn't realize we were so similar; I saw them 74-82, and use 71 as my cut off, but we have a surprisingly similar run... And, midnight, there used to be more around here that stop by the mid 70s or so... I have NEVER listened to a full set from post 82; and, over the last 30 yrs, I have never listened to a full set from later than 73....

[forums]Five Episodes of "Adventures of William Tell" uploaded
Posted by John Quigley on May 4, 2014 2:50pm into classic_tv
https://archive.org/details/WilliamTell1x01 https://archive.org/details/WilliamTell1x02 https://archive.org/details/WilliamTell1x03 https://archive.org/details/WilliamTell1x04 https://archive.org/details/WilliamTell1x05 Tomorrow: 5 episodes of The Larkins, 5 COLOUR episodes of "Adventures of Sir Lancelot", 5 more episodes of William Tell!...

[forums]Re: Anybody got any requests?
Posted by John Quigley on May 4, 2014 2:27pm into classic_tv
Here's the first batch of "Adventures of William Tell" episodes, I'll upload another 5 tomorrow along with 5 episodes of "The Adventures of Sir Lancelot" which I've managed to source in full colour (went back to original film prints to get those!) https://archive.org/details/WilliamTell1x01 https://archive.org/details/WilliamTell1x02 https://archive.org/details/WilliamTell1x03 https://archive.org/details/WilliamTell1x04 https://archive.org/details/WilliamTell1x05...

[forums]Re: Anybody got any requests?
Posted by R Pal on May 4, 2014 2:20pm into classic_tv
Thanks, my wife thought the son on William Tell was cute, but I'm not jealous. ...

[forums]Re: Anybody got any requests?
Posted by John Quigley on May 4, 2014 1:25pm into classic_tv
Wow I actually can fulfill a few of these requests - I've got the full run of William Tell from 1958/9 (went PD in 2009) and potentially a few other things. I've also got Make mine Music and a Phoenix too Frequent (though that's on 16mm and might take me some time to do) William Tell has the first 5 episodes uploading as we speak....

[forums]Re: Operator
Posted by William Tell on May 3, 2014 12:22am into GratefulDead
Whoa...you aren't kidding; thanks. Great stuff. Where's JOTS? ;) Saw Jorma a while back; great geezer circuit show......

[forums]Walton, BD, & Ramsey (nonDEAD)
Posted by William Tell on Apr 30, 2014 6:08am into GratefulDead
BD: saw your "Saint of Circumstance" thread, and thought it was an early link to the interview w Bill W about the passing of Jack R....he literally terms him, closing his praise: "...he was our Saint of Circumstance...". I need a translation...and a groan or two?...

[forums]Re: Who never missed a show?
Posted by William Tell on Apr 25, 2014 11:17am into GratefulDead
Awk--oh gawd, that was a great one...just stumbled upon this here... Butt pinching funny! Er, oops; not sure, but think that makes sense...has to be something I picked up from craven....

[forums]Re: YMSB - GoT Theme
Posted by snoori on Apr 25, 2014 7:50am into GratefulDead
Has to be The Lone Ranger - William Tell Overture....

[forums]Re: An Old Question: When Did You Know?
Posted by William Tell on Apr 25, 2014 5:51am into GratefulDead
Oh yeah--right there with you on the point of pride! Exactly what I thought when comparing them to the tours of the Stones or PF...props??! Really? You don't see CREAM using those, or even the descendants of CREAM....

[forums]Re: An Old Question: When Did You Know?
Posted by William Tell on Apr 24, 2014 7:44am into GratefulDead
Yes, I have to comment on your "clueless" description while hearing songs...I seem so much more knowledgeable "now", though everyone else (family/friends) would've said I was back then, too, right? At the time, I could hardly tell the instruments (who was playing which) apart, and I actually worked as a roadie for a DEAD cover band. I am much more musically astute now, and in part, this biased me against them "changing" because I could recognize any song off S&R, but not anything "new" (classi......

[forums]Re: An Old Question: How did you know?
Posted by William Tell on Apr 22, 2014 2:27pm into GratefulDead
Oh yeah, I got ya; I was just thinking we all talked about it long ago, but it's defn worth a "re run"...esp this biz if you weren't hooked until, or during, a show, rather than via studio and what you read, etc., etc. Again, for me, it was how the DEAD in the early 70s, represented the counter culture I'd missed, as to why I wanted so much to get on the bus...and though I keep talking about it as if I hated it, as JOTS made me fess up, sure, I loved all of it, it was only in my overly analytic......

[forums]Re: An Old Question: How did you know?
Posted by William Tell on Apr 22, 2014 12:35pm into GratefulDead
...meaning, were you like some of the responders above, that "got it" during a show? Or, via studio, etc? Or, for many, never had the chance, so via tapes/cds/etc? That, I suppose, is the "myth", right? If you heard them when they were "on", you'd have been hooked, blah, blah, blah...? Something like that. I've droned on before, I was the "other" sort, taken in by the albums, starting w the first, via the older brothers, and then cemented by the twin masterpieces of 1970...by 72, I had hal......

[forums]Re: a proposed new SDH-friendly rating system
Posted by William Tell on Apr 15, 2014 8:14am into GratefulDead
Reluctant sheeple?...

[forums]Re: Bonus Discs
Posted by William Tell on Apr 13, 2014 6:29am into GratefulDead
Oh, hey--we're cool...you won this round, hands down. I don't have any prob w the bonus disks, and loved your "realpolitik" ref. Also, yup, I understand that losing money was a GREAT gesture for us, but never wanted them to go belly up for it. And, absolutely--I am "fortunate" and that is the simple, crazy notion that our band treated us better than the zep fan's band...also, those latter fans really were odd balls, at least the ones I met....

[forums]Re: Good Lovin' (but not for tapers), 70-71
Posted by William Tell on Apr 12, 2014 3:12pm into GratefulDead
Yeah, is it interesting in that they were worried about the folks selling the Underground Records on Telegraph, like Mammary Productions, but at the same time ok with us tape trading and so on (ie, the idea that sharing was okay but making LPs and selling them wasn't...obviously, they couldn't control what folks did with these tapes, and in fact, radio broadcasts were often used for just that--some of the best bootlegs were from early broadcasts)......

[forums]Re: Bonus Discs
Posted by William Tell on Apr 12, 2014 6:10am into GratefulDead
Yup; but, the moral victory I was talking about was the notion that "oh, hey we care about our fans, and we don't want to rip them off" and the synergy that built between us and the band, blah, blah, blah,...and, that's why whatever the numbers, WE know we're "better" than any legion of zep fanatics, right? I have always believed that......

[forums]Re: Bonus Discs
Posted by William Tell on Apr 11, 2014 6:30am into GratefulDead
Thanks--seriously, I had NO idea about zep fans greatly outnumbering "us"...do they buy all the crap all the time? I suppose that's your pt about "laughing" at the numbers... I guess I am not absolutely convinced, but it's probably because I don't get out much, and certainly "see" all DEAD, all the time... And yeah, I do actually think we can say "oh yea, it worked!" in an abstract sense, and also note, "oh, crap, it failed" (it did both, on different levels, right?)....

[forums]Re: Bonus Discs
Posted by William Tell on Apr 10, 2014 8:39pm into GratefulDead
And I think we, and the DEAD, both benefit as a result? IE, the "lets share it" and we end up with legions of heads and lets see, how many zep fanatics? ;) Well, I dunno, but I keep coming back to this model worked, and I don't know that the other, penny pinching one, worked better...did they make more money? Doubt it. Did they make "better" money (this is what Jerry et al. were on about during RRecords...doing it "right"). So, like MONTE I do believe the DEAD stood for an alternative biz ......

[forums]Re: Bonus Discs
Posted by William Tell on Apr 10, 2014 8:27pm into GratefulDead
I was well aware of it when trading tapes in the mid 70s, which is a shock to be honest...think of how much harder it was to get the word out and around back then when we used stone tablets (Monte keeps "deleting" that bit, cause it makes him look like he couldn't have been a techno whiz kid in 73). ;) All I know is I heard it more than once, and in more than one format, but LiA has probably documented it somewhere... Sure, it's fine for it to be revised after his death, but I really do belie......

[forums]Re: Bonus Discs
Posted by William Tell on Apr 10, 2014 8:00am into GratefulDead
Hmm, what about taking the view that Jerry et al. DID say things about feeding off the crowd, and it was not an "us and them" situation, but a big fat "we"...doesn't this blur the whole "who owns it" notion? If you carry to a logical extreme anyhoo? Well, okay, that's a stretch...but still. Pretty funny that someone attributed Jerry's line to Bobby the Penny Pincher....

[forums]Re: Mini Stroke info? (Seeking Peace of Mind from any of you guys and gals)....
Posted by William Tell on Apr 8, 2014 5:35pm into GratefulDead
Best and speedy recovery to you and Mrs Mando; hang in there, and consider all this positive advice & input as just what the doctor ordered......

[forums]Re: Retorts for resourced Heads. (Non-Dead)
Posted by William Tell on Mar 31, 2014 11:55am into GratefulDead
Oh yeah...you got that right; except, w us, my dad was the one, so, no, we wouldn't have gone w/out his influence, but then it was ma & the kids looking like that, w him playing the slob (hmm, how did it pull that off???!!). The 60s REALLY took the life right out of the ol man on this front; from 1970 on he never went to church again...it really was the case that so much happened that impacted him, and all of us, that it just all went up in a "poof!" and evaporated...he would've MUCH preferred ......

[forums]Re: Retorts for resourced Heads. (Non-Dead)
Posted by William Tell on Mar 31, 2014 10:25am into GratefulDead
Now I will really go out on a limb and say that the pic (as metaphor!) also does a fine job depicting forumites with a gal talking the lead on setting everyone straight (you DO a wonderful job, I always say!), and the guys playing the hedonistic slouch card yet again...(it should show us watching March Madness, while you escort the yet to be educated forumites away from our influence, eh?). A big FAT ;) !!!!...

[forums]Re: I find that the most vocal generally have the least faith.
Posted by William Tell on Mar 31, 2014 8:53am into GratefulDead
No haven't; I was only drawing the humor/tragic connection between the low success rate discussed previously hereabouts, the fact that the typical 12 step is "religious", and the suggestion the latter could help w "too much religion"... A triple play, methinks? Regardless of your take on it all (I for one, dearly hope the success rate goes UP, and soon, no matter WHAT method you adopt!), it seemed funny, in a tragic sort of way... ;)...

[forums]Re: I find that the most vocal generally have the least faith.
Posted by William Tell on Mar 30, 2014 2:36pm into GratefulDead
...ahem; that's good, that is soooo good. +101. Uh-oh; the success rate of ALL 12-step programs is 5%. Crap. Oh, and yeah, they stress "higher powers"... This isn't going to work out as planned, eh? ;)...

[forums]Re: Biz models and the decline of the DEAD...
Posted by William Tell on Mar 30, 2014 8:41am into GratefulDead
Rakow, I think, suggests that the first 500k that bought the WotF album were a wake-up call (har) and that then Jerry concluded "that's the #...we're screwed" (vs the "myth" about it being a much higher #, w WBros having just ripped them off all those yrs prior). IE, they had hoped/assumed they'd sell > 1mil, and this was a bitter pill of sorts... I'd point out that at the time, it was NOT an album that did esp well w heads; it was purchased, of course, due to blinders on dedication (loyalty),......

[forums]Re: Did the original Mars Hotel album have an INSIDE cover with this pic on it? (OK, this might be the most absurdly trivial subject heading ever.)
Posted by William Tell on Mar 27, 2014 7:26pm into GratefulDead
It was a "fun" project; like you, I knew it very well, and I kept thinking, I know it from somewhere other than the bootleg (I had that on tape and never bought the album). I think I may have seen it via the stuff they were sending from RRecords, like all the demo releases, little 45 sized LP samples, blah, blah, blah, but I dunno...nonetheless, I think we have a solid case for how it originated....

[forums]Re: Did the original Mars Hotel album have an INSIDE cover with this pic on it? (OK, this might be the most absurdly trivial subject heading ever.)
Posted by William Tell on Mar 27, 2014 8:39am into GratefulDead
So, if you google "74 DEAD" you find the pic is used in promo materials for concerts PRIOR to MH release...thus, perhaps some PR issued pic for just such PR use? It is in concert ads, news write ups, etc., etc., such as the attached article......

[forums]Re: 8/13/75 One from the Vault
Posted by William Tell on Mar 26, 2014 2:34pm into GratefulDead
Hmmm, don't have the album handy...you're right that it shows up if you google MH, as if it WAS associated w it. Defn NOT a double/opening style album, so...was it a special sleeve for the actual record? That doesn't seem right...can't find anything else, but defn saw it around, and somehow it is listed on websites as "Mars Hotel" connected......

[forums]Re: 8/13/75 One from the Vault
Posted by William Tell on Mar 26, 2014 6:18am into GratefulDead
I remember that pic...just realized, where's Hart?...

[forums]Re: 8/13/75 One from the Vault
Posted by William Tell on Mar 25, 2014 8:27pm into GratefulDead
The ONLY show in 75 I missed... Truly. Hey L!...

[forums]Re: Non-Dead - at a loss for words
Posted by William Tell on Mar 23, 2014 4:32pm into GratefulDead
I was sure this was a Duke reference... Go SFAustin! ;)...

[forums]Re: Okay, People, Who's Got That Plane?
Posted by William Tell on Mar 19, 2014 1:39pm into GratefulDead
I know, I know--but it's the only place safe enough for my fine Corinthian Leather...fortunately, those little guys you hired, the ones screaming "da plane! da plane!" (they talk just like I imagine Craven does...) always make enough racket that there's plenty of time for the surplus SAMs, TOWs and stand by RPGs to have reduced the incoming errant flight to the functional mass equivalent of a couple of flight beverage carts and service trays that settle nicely around my parking "space"...I'll ha......

[forums]Re: The Sunday Song: Franklin's
Posted by William Tell on Mar 18, 2014 7:23am into GratefulDead
No, I think he just faded away...boy, that seems like ages ago; he came on in a rush, posting left and right, and was just a kid, if I recall...you know you've been around when you can (vaguely) recall the rise and fall of a poster, eh? ;) Hope all is well w the garden and the fam!...

[forums]Re: The Sunday Song: Franklin's
Posted by William Tell on Mar 18, 2014 6:55am into GratefulDead
Frankly, ahem, I think that Hunter liked to play the "interpret as you see fit" card too often (as if it is a "better" literary approach or some such). Not that it matters a jot, just sayin, he was big on it. Nonetheless, I don't think it's really "rocket science" to attempt to determine what a writer was influenced by at the time to cause them to write a particular lyric (even if later they stomp their feet and say "NO!"...or whatever). Recall that kid--deniro?--the one hereabouts that said ......

[forums]Re: Roger or should I say Reg.
Posted by William Tell on Mar 18, 2014 6:09am into GratefulDead
Have a pic of Omar & my FIL on the wall; they played poker together in TX regularly...OB would actually fly my FIL in for a game...that's military power for ya....

[forums]Re: The Sunday Song: Franklin's
Posted by William Tell on Mar 16, 2014 8:30pm into GratefulDead
Yeah, that is the problem, it seems to me...plus, the potential for offending every/any/some one. Funny, though--it's really just like how Monte relates everything to suppression (er, "deletion") of all things "hippie". And of course, Rich, who can go from zero to sixty vis-à-vis hockey and profanity faster than fast... ;) I stick to CREAM and 68, w rare references to military exploits of note (though largely independent of religion)......

[forums]Re: Our revenge will be the laughter of our children
Posted by William Tell on Mar 16, 2014 1:46pm into GratefulDead
My kids are ALWAYS laughing at me...if this IS the measure, I have taken adequate revenge on all my foes, real and imagined. Cool. Though I suppose this isn't necessarily what they had in mind, I'll take it, eh?...

[forums]Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em
Posted by William Tell on Mar 15, 2014 1:27pm into GratefulDead
Thanks for the detailed update/advice; much appreciated... I got over the "YOU must upgrade!" blues some time ago, but I still like to whine, and I really do always just learn the minimum to be able to do what I have to do (and frankly, it is inefficient having to continually change over, but oh well...in a uni setting, it is largely "free"...). Over the yrs I have gotten nothing but good advice from folks here about puters and software, etc.; it's nice to be able to tap folks, who like you, a......

[forums]Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em
Posted by William Tell on Mar 14, 2014 6:05pm into GratefulDead
Thx, phud 9--yes, I can see exactly what you are speaking of...as a complete moron, I feel like they tried to "make" my PC more like my phone, user experience-wise, if that makes sense...and though I don't have major issues w 8-0, I did turn off the swipe aspect (if I have that right) cause every time I touched the mouse I'd changed screens all of a sudden... ...

[forums]Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em
Posted by William Tell on Mar 14, 2014 3:31pm into GratefulDead
Hey CC, so I got 8, and haven't "let" my system "update" to 8.1, but it sounds like I should, that it won't really cause me any difficulties whatsoever, eh? You seem happy, right? Meaning, currently running 8, if I say "yes" next time it asks if I want to update, no biggie? Or, will I crash and burn and hold it against you forever? ;)...

[forums]Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em
Posted by William Tell on Mar 14, 2014 1:12pm into GratefulDead
!!! ;) [OMG--that was sooo good...sorry, M!] To be honest, how can anyone still be using XP and not be an old fart like me? Seriously--I find this shocking news since a new PC is practically given away when you buy a carton of smokes (ahem...not that I am sayin; just saw it at the nontaxable, "reservation store", the other day). I have an XP-er around here somewhere that only runs "Panzer General"...and Word Perfect (anyone recall when THAT was "bigger" than Word? 1985: I told the IT guy,......

[forums]Re: Love thy neighbor, but hands off my unit...
Posted by William Tell on Mar 14, 2014 12:29pm into GratefulDead
The way I see it, I could take your advice (the "insult" everyone idea), but, I think this "universal set-up" option is more fun...one lame straight man exposure after another, after another, after another... If they didn't just happen by accident, I'd have to try--that's the beauty of it. As my other friend from USNA was fond of saying, "WTF?! The spousal units are gonna kill us now!" "Spousal unit"...what a great term....

[forums]Re: Dumb soundboard questions...
Posted by William Tell on Mar 14, 2014 8:02am into GratefulDead
Yes, just wait...it'll post; BTW, go to those dups, and click "edit" and then "delete" and they go away... Too bad I can't do that; you might note my name has the "invisible asterisk" associated w it, that implies infinite wisdom, but censorship is taking it too far...rather, I just bore posters into submission....

[forums]Re: Love thy neighbor
Posted by William Tell on Mar 14, 2014 8:01am into GratefulDead
You do know that SDH IS my neighbor, right? My next door neighbor. Won't you be mine?...

[forums]Re: Betty, we hardly heard ye
Posted by William Tell on Mar 12, 2014 3:15pm into GratefulDead
Good one; good one... Yeah, I guess it's true: everything comes in threes....

[forums]Re: Betty, we hardly heard ye
Posted by William Tell on Mar 12, 2014 2:13pm into GratefulDead
Hey, I got her picture on my lab door! OK, make it a "triumvirate", eh?...

[forums]Re: Betty, we hardly heard ye
Posted by William Tell on Mar 12, 2014 12:38pm into GratefulDead
Thx, JD; and you too, Beep--nice to see these both together on the same day to compare and such... What a tough situation for her to go thru--Betty and Donna get my vote for "top gals w the DEAD", FWIW (not much, apparently)....

[forums]Re: Betty, we hardly heard ye
Posted by JackDog on Mar 12, 2014 8:00am into GratefulDead
That article was an interesting update to the Betty Board saga! Here's what The Deadhead's Taping Compendium has about the Betty Boards: In 1987, one of the most significant developments in the entire history of live concert tape trading occurred. A huge stash of master and first-generation Grateful Dead soundboard tapes made their way into the hands of Deadheads. These tapes came to be known as the “Betty Boards” because they were recorded by one of the Dead’s recordists, Betty Cantor-......

[forums]Re: Betty, we hardly heard ye
Posted by William Tell on Mar 11, 2014 3:55pm into GratefulDead
Hey, watch it, Jerlouvis! I agree completely, BUT Monte will come around to "delete ya" momentarily... ;) Er, hmmm--maybe he'll claim it was you and me that deleted all the nice biz model stuff they did, I keep getting confused...but...just watch it. :) (for you, Monte...JK)....

[forums]Re: more info about Ampex
Posted by Monte B Cowboy on Mar 10, 2014 8:03am into GratefulDead
hey, Ampex freaks! Thank You for my job security and my Freedom!My story is dedicated to Jerry Garcia!This story is a freaked-out, hippie-essay about my funky electronics career!- Terms of Use (10 Mar 2001) -What are "The Dead Community's hippie-roots"? This was discussed and explained in 1967 by Jer, Phil, Bobby and Ramrod. The Dead's 'Hippie Temptation film clip' is a 7-minute-long "mockumentary news package" that was produced by Harry Reasoner for CBS News. Jerry describes the Grateful Dead ......

[forums]Re: The Brotherhood vs. the Dead Machine
Posted by William Tell on Mar 7, 2014 11:54am into GratefulDead
Hey, after a day at the forum, what w Dan Healy, Spacedagain, and Monte raking me over the coals, I feel that pretty often... ;)...

[forums]Re: THE REAL DEAL
Posted by William Tell on Mar 7, 2014 9:03am into GratefulDead
Oh, they have spiritual meaning alright--but for the moment, I am caught off guard by the "rip off" aspect, eh? Or am I missing something? Strikingly similar...back to your point, though, I think that "...deal go down..." for Hunter (not sure about the original, probably moreso) was very much rooted in the current, pragmatic and humanistic interactions rather than spiritual. Meaning, he was caught up in the Human Endeavor, and writing about THAT...But that's up to each to interpret, as he s......

[forums]Re: The Brotherhood vs. the Dead Machine
Posted by William Tell on Mar 7, 2014 7:47am into GratefulDead
Yeah, don't get me wrong, I wish to GAWD it was all flowers, fun, and fantasy, and that the rejection of the negatives of the Establishment was easily replaced w a New World Order of peace, harmony and justice for all (as long as EVERYONE agrees on the music to live by--OUR music, eh?), the fact is, as Reade alludes to below, it's just a whole lot more complex and nuanced than that...and, our unwilling leader, a drug fuled twinkie consumer of immense appetite, was as human as any one of us; er, ......

[forums]Re: The Brotherhood vs. the Dead Machine
Posted by William Tell on Mar 7, 2014 6:52am into GratefulDead
Cool; I got no problem w any of that...and, I will work on my "unscientific quotes" (but truly, I type this blather so quickly, I really make no claim to ANY real truisms, or secondary quotes--it might be, but that would generally be an error on my part, imagining it to be my own? Dunno...). Seriously--well outlined take on it all, though we might differ on how hippies influenced out diet, good and bad... ;)...

[forums]Re: Certificate error - non dead
Posted by William Tell on Mar 6, 2014 3:50pm into GratefulDead
We are, and I am looking forward to being a grand parent later this spring......

[forums]Re: We don't need no more trouble
Posted by William Tell on Mar 6, 2014 1:34pm into GratefulDead
Oh yeah, that musta been REALLY cool...in a scary way, but still...what an opportunity. I was in Israel that yr, researching in the Negev Desert (that was a v safe yr or two; loved it there)....

[forums]Re: Certificate error - non dead
Posted by William Tell on Mar 6, 2014 1:30pm into GratefulDead
Yeah # 2; I thought it was cause I got an upgrade to a "two Jer-bul" tower (at least I think I can hear two of the little rodents running on a wheel in there!)... Hope you and the gals are well, J!...

[forums]Re: We don't need no more trouble
Posted by William Tell on Mar 6, 2014 11:09am into GratefulDead
I know the three of us are even getting bored w this, but one little tidbit that I have from personal experience: my dad, long since passed, and older brother (the CREAM fan) always wanted to travel on the OrExpress across Russia, and got their chance in the early 90s right after it "opened up" for US sorts... When they got back (both loved it, of course), my dad, as the old conservative said, very first thing: "I cannot believe we EVER felt threatened by THAT..." (went on to explain the abje......

[forums]Re: I'd kill to see just a little trouble around here
Posted by William Tell on Mar 6, 2014 11:06am into GratefulDead
Yes, I fear we figuratively and LITERALLY "put Rob to sleep"...after surviving Dire, Thatcher, and Blair, he succumbs to our mind-numbing "secret weapon": The DEAD Forum (means what it sez, eh?...). Putin? We don't need no stinking Putin for the obliteration of the Free World! We do it here, one tired brain cell at a time......

[forums]Re: We don't need no more trouble
Posted by William Tell on Mar 6, 2014 6:19am into GratefulDead
Cool; yeah, we're fine--besides, we gotta do this HERE every five yrs to bore the beejeebers outta everyone....

[forums]Re: We don't need no more trouble
Posted by William Tell on Mar 5, 2014 4:09pm into GratefulDead
Oh yeah, we're probably cool on that then--ie, I agree it's multivariate, and only get pissed when the folks say "Reagan WON it!"...just quibbling about that extreme view...those that overstate it. And again, I know all the figs for our votes/aid/etc, but the fact remains, on the ground, the vehicles/planes/artillery/etc. that "won" the battle were not the stuff we sent them, they just didn't get there prior to summer of 42 (russkies). Where we really made a difference--our stuff that is--is t......

[forums]Re: We don't need no more trouble
Posted by William Tell on Mar 5, 2014 1:48pm into GratefulDead
Sorry, didn't see I was "in" here...I dont' actually believe that Gorby meant it the way you interpret it, but even if he did, that's the MYTH. The fall of the USSR was underway prior to Reagan...seriously; look at the economics; but, this is JUST like your thought that WE helped the ruskies win WWII when Rob and I pointed out that the BofB and Stalingrad already doomed them, prior to any of our help arriving... Taking the tail end because it fits the hypothesis is simply missing all the other......

[forums]Re: Ohhhh Donna
Posted by William Tell on Mar 4, 2014 3:31pm into GratefulDead
Yup, I'm w SDH & BD on this...nice article, and frankly, I just flat out like Donna (okay, okay; I've been a huge critic for yrs and yrs, but that's singing only)...all the discussion in those other threads about the artist (vs the art)? I don't want to hear about how she might have beat her husband or whatever--my self developed "myth" is that she is a fine upstanding sort...she's got a nice take on her singing w the DEAD issues, as SDH notes; good on her....

[forums]Re: We don't need no more trouble
Posted by William Tell on Mar 4, 2014 2:03pm into GratefulDead
Excellent... :) [we could practically write for ea other...hmm, you might wanna be scared about that, eh?]...

[forums]Re: We don't need no more trouble
Posted by William Tell on Mar 4, 2014 1:20pm into GratefulDead
Damn! Hoisted on my own petard! ;)...

[forums]Re: Book-burning vs. the facts
Posted by William Tell on Mar 4, 2014 8:20am into GratefulDead
There ya go! That was the response I've been waiting for... I imagined YOU wouldn't take this lying down. ;) [But, just for the record, I never burn books, just re-write them] Whoops--got cut off: I was going to add, a counter to this argument (your "good") would be that by 87 the DEAD were actually taking on the "straight approach" to saving the Rain Forest, by in essence, throwing money at it...just sayin'; of course I overstate all of this to get a reasoned response because like you I R......

[forums]Re: The Brotherhood vs. the Dead Machine
Posted by William Tell on Mar 4, 2014 6:51am into GratefulDead
"...meanest guys around..." I thought about that stuff a lot; back in the day, it was clear that it wasn't just that Jerry "tolerated" the HAngel mentality...he almost "actively" endorsed it, in the sense that he, I think, felt it was all part of the Counter Culture to say "that's their trip, and who am I to judge it--because they are consistent, 'true' to their calling, I am cool w it" or some such blather......

[forums]Re: We don't need no more trouble
Posted by William Tell on Mar 4, 2014 5:41am into GratefulDead
Oh yeah, I think it was doomed to failure from the start...they never had the base to support the military expenditures, and a lot of this--duh--is hindsight, which we couldn't know at the time...so yea, fun to make fun, but I am a big believer in "crap, it seemed logical at the time, but crap...we didn't need to..." whatever it was we did....

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